Battle Over EEOC Presuit Tactics Heats Up

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT) -- A ruling Monday that nixed the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's massive suit against Sterling Jewelers Inc. due to the scope of the agency's presuit investigation is not only a major setback for the agency, but also the latest front in a growing battle over the EEOC's tactics for launching large-scale cases that the U.S. Supreme Court will have to resolve.

In the ruling, U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara nixed the EEOC's allegation that the Kay Jewelers parent had engaged in a nationwide pattern or practice of discrimination against female employees,...
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